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Basic Trope: Cleaning Up Romantic Loose Ends during the last episode.

  • Straight: Bob and Alice, having been through a lot in their battle against Emperor Evulz, finally confess how they feel about each other close to halfway through the end of the final episode, right before they fight Evulz. After the fight against Evulz, they kiss to celebrate, and the credits roll.
  • Exaggerated: Bob and Alice confess how they feel about each other. Then the credits roll.
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  • Downplayed: Bob and Alice are basically an Official Couple at this point, but haven't made it official. They make it official right before the final battle against Evulz.
  • Justified: The focus of the series was on the story; romance took a backseat.
  • Inverted: The series starts with Bob and Alice hooking up within the first minute of the show.
  • Subverted:
    • Bob and Alice hook up during what looks like the last minute, only for the show to get a second season/sequel.
    • Bob and Alice hook up while there's still a fair number of episodes left in the series.
  • Double Subverted:
    • The second season/sequel focuses on a completely different cast of characters, and Bob and Alice don't reappear until near the very end.
    • The show switches focus to a new set of characters after the hookup, or circumstances prevent the story from showing them develop as a couple.
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  • Parodied: Bob and Alice have shown little to no romantic interest in each other throughout the whole series, and have shown more romantic interest in Candace and John, respectively. Less than a minute before the end of the last episode, they confess to each other.
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  • Averted:
    • Bob and Alice don't hook up.
    • Bob and Alice hook up near the resolution of the main conflict, but the series has a few epilogue episodes after the final conflict is resolved.
  • Defied: In the middle of the series, Bob decides to act on his feelings, and Alice reveals that she feels the same. The rest of the series shows their relationship growing as the story continues.
  • Enforced: One of the biggest draws of the show is the "Will they or won't they" aspect of Bob and Alice's relationship.
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